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wool

(wul),
The hair of the sheep; sometimes, when defatted, used as a surgical dressing.
Synonym(s): lana
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Its chairman, Ian Buchanan, said the carpet wool sector was suffering due to a price squeeze by retailers and the increasing use of polypropylene.
All sheep breeds belong to the fat-tailed, coarse carpet wool type except Zel breed which is a non fat-tail sheep.
As carpet wool can be substituted with man-made fibres, the likelihood of any significant price rise was remote,he added.